12 APRIL 1935, Page 42

Short Sea Tours

It is not every holiday-maker whb cares for the ordinary sea-cruise, since it is impos- sible when cruising to stay at any place for more than a few hours, however fasci- nating it may have Proved. A good plan is perhaps to go on a cruise one year in order that places to one's taste can be discovemel and to return to them later by regular steamers, which can be forgotten when one has landed from them. It is easy enough to forget that vessels of all kinds and sizes are travelling to and fro along every-coast and that there is hardly a port in the world which cfinnot be reached by direct steamer from this country. Yet, since this is he'

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case, a cruise of one's own is never very difficult of arrangement. Places like Lisbon, Oporto, Gibraltar, Tangier, Algiers, Marseilles, Genoa, Naples, Port Said, Palma, Madeira, Las Palmas and many others lie on regular steamship routes and are easy to include in any sea-tour one may care to plan. It is a matter of obtaining sailing lists and studying them. The services of a tourist agent would of course be invaluable in this connexion.